Intelli-GEL vs. those other gels
They say copying something is the sincerest form of flattery and that certainly holds true in the mattress business. As our intelli-gel mattresses became more and more successful we had people try to take it away from us. We successfully defended our exclusive right to the 100% co-polymer gel trademarked intelli-gel for the home mattress market in the court system of the US. So other mattress companies began to market look-a-like gel mattresses maintaining they were as good as intelliBED.
Natura and Serta use a foamed gel material called Nexgel® that by law must contain at least 15% foam. Serta also has a memory foam and gel pieces bed called i-comfort® in which the gelled memory foam reduces the transfer of heat to solve one of the problems of traditional memory foam. When we test these foamed gel knock-offs for material safety and durability we find they perform more like other foams and nothing like our patent protected intelli-gel.
We also have personal experience in working with customers who were told they were buying an intelliBED with intelli-gel. After less than two years of using one of these knock-off beds they had failed. When they called us for warranty help they got the bad news that they had been fooled by a salesperson and the product they purchased was not an intelliBED.
There are other gels used in mattresses, but none of them compare to intelli-gel for material safey, comfort, support and durability. There is only one intelli-gel and we have the exclusive right to use it in our intelliBED mattresses!
Watch the following short video for more gel mattress research from our Sleep Lab.